Oxitec Released a Cloud of Gene-edited Mosquitoes to Study how to Control Reproduction and Stop the Spread of Diseases


Dublin, May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the Genetic Engineering industry "Gene-edited Mosquitoes Released to Cut Disease"

The British company Oxitec released a cloud of hundreds of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to study how to control their reproduction and thus stop the spread of dengue, Zika, malaria and other diseases.

The company is trying to stop the reproduction of Aedes aegypti , the main transmitters of these potentially fatal diseases. The males in their insect cloud have a modified gene, called OX5034, which restricts the survival of the females they mate with. Thus, mosquitoes will not grow large enough to bite humans (only females consume blood; males feed on nectar).

The article on ResearchAndMarkets.com contains a selection of reports on genetic engineering such as:

  • Single-cell Technology Market Landscape 2020
  • 2020 Analytics of the Microbiome Landscape
  • Cytogenetics - Technologies, Markets & Companies

To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit Gene-edited Mosquitoes Released to Cut Disease